Save the Date: 9/24: 1st Annual PUPstagram at Truitt Bark Park!
August 21, 2017
Dec. 2 at Truitt: Jingle Bell Walk: SSPCA's First Annual "Pup" Crawl!
November 21, 2017
What's in a Name? The Story of Brooks Truitt
May 6, 2016
“What we have in this country is very special, the right to be heard. We need to be sure we are heard.” – Brooks Truitt
This park honors the community leader Brooks Truitt (1925-2014), who was known for being a fearless civic watchdog and community activist. In his formative years, Mr. Truitt served in World War II and was held in a Swiss internment camp after his B24 bomber plane was shot down. He was also active during the 1960s civil rights movement.
Upon his relocation to midtown Sacramento in 1963, Mr. Truitt worked in the food stamps program at the California Department of Social Services. He served at the Social Welfare Department for an impressive 24 years before retiring.
Mr. Truitt also served on the board of the politically active Sacramento Old City Association. He championed preservation, specifically in midtown and downtown Sacramento, and often spoke out as the publisher and editor of the association’s Old City Guardian newspaper.
In 2007, Mr. Truitt was honored with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments’ Citizen Of The Year award. Notable projects he influenced include: the restoration of Downtown Sacramento’s train depot, the preservation of Memorial Auditorium, efforts to slow street traffic in midtown, and the transformation of the R Street warehouse corridor. Mr. Truitt even pitched the idea that created the City of Sacramento’s planning academy, a program that educates the public about how the planning process works.
Ever-present at neighborhood forums and City Council meetings, Mr. Truitt exemplified the qualities of a leader and effective community activist. His wit and wisdom are missed but never forgotten.
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